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Run the Risc book considered

By Chris Williams. Published: 8th Sep 2004, 08:26:09 | Permalink | Printable

Hardware hands on [Updated]

Mike Cook is said to be considering publishing his Run the Risc series of hardware articles as a book. Although no immediate timescales were mentioned, Mike is keen to see his work compiled into a single collection, possibly even as an online e-book.

The popular Run the Risc series ran from May 1995 until around 1999, and was published monthly in Acorn User magazine. It usually covered 'hands on' DIY electronics to interface projects to RISC OS computers, and included topics such as PIC microcontrollers and the I2C bus.

Mike was also responsible for the Body Building series of hardware articles, published in Micro User during the early Acorn era. Mike's articles were originally mirrored online on a Manchester Metropolitan University website, however after he left the university, the documents reportedly disappeared.

Recent efforts by a colleague still at the university though have meant that the articles are available again here, although the university appears to be suffering DNS problems right about now.

Update at 20:46 8/9/2004
Andy Wiseman, a senior lecturer at mmu.ac.uk, has said this evening that the DNS issues have been resolved, and that Mike's articles have moved to here.


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An online e-book is an interesting idea, a subscription e-book online could be article publications daily / weekly as they happen? :smile:

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 8/9/04 8:46AM
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Run The Risc started in Acorn Computing, formerly The Micro User. It was a follow up to the successful Body building series.

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 8/9/04 8:59PM
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I always enjoyed reading the articles, although I never built any of the projects.

I think my favourites were the 3D Nose Trimmer, the computer controlled xylophone, and the LED whizzer.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 9/9/04 12:14AM
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How can we register interest in he book? I'd certainly be interested in buying it, especially if it contained all the Body Building articles as well.

 is a RISC OS UserOwlArt on 11/9/04 2:50PM
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